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FX, Geographic Offering Fresh Ad Tie-In Ideas; ‘Launch Night’ Intros New Products.(TV Currents)

FX, Geographic Offering Fresh Ad Tie-In Ideas; ‘Launch Night’ Intros New Products.(TV Currents) Lafayette, Jon Byline: Jon Lafayette In addition to its original programming, FX is pitching some original advertising ideas to media buyers to attract more upfront spending. Bruce Lefkowitz, executive VP of entertainment sales, Fox Cable Networks Group, said one of the new […]

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Greg Baumann joins TVWeek as editor.(TV Currents)(Brief article)

Greg Baumann joins TVWeek as editor.(TV Currents)(Brief article) Greg Baumann has been named editor of TelevisionWeek. Mr. Baumann comes to TVWeek from Bloomberg News, where he had been the Los Angeles bureau chief since 2002. Aside from those duties, Mr. Baumann helped run Bloomberg’s media coverage, coordinating reporters on some of the biggest media stories […]

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Jim Robbins Tribute,)(Cox Communications Inc.)(Interview)(Biography)

So Long to a Cable Business Legend; After Two Decades, Cox’s Strong–Willed CEO–to Retire.(Special Report: Jim Robbins Tribute,)(Cox Communications Inc.)(Interview)(Biography) Paskowski, Marianne Byline: Marianne Paskowski Cox Communications’ Jim Robbins, who Forbes named as one of the Most Powerful People in Business in 2000 and 2001, is retiring from the company he has led for the […]

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NBC.(Special Report: Promax/BDA 2007)

NBC.(Special Report: Promax/BDA 2007) John Miller Title: Chief marketing officer, NBC Universal Television Group, and president, the NBC Agency How long in position: 3 years Year of birth: 1950 Place of birth: Chicago Who knew? Mr. Miller does a fine Groucho Marx impersonation. Vince Manze Title: Former president/creative director, …

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Saving Groundwater; Series of Reports Draws Attention to Violations.(Newspro Special)

WBAL: Saving Groundwater; Series of Reports Draws Attention to Violations.(Newspro Special) Byline: Daisy Whitney WBAL-TV in Baltimore ran a 15-part investigative series from August through December 2005 that looked into the environmental practices of a Maryland composting company called New Earth Services. The company had large unpermitted “lagoons” on its site that created groundwater pollution, […]

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NBA TV Signs First Three MSOs; Coupled With Satellite, Basketball Channel Now Reaches 45 Million Homes.(TV Currents)

NBA TV Signs First Three MSOs; Coupled With Satellite, Basketball Channel Now Reaches 45 Million Homes.(TV Currents) Sherman, Jay Byline: Jay Sherman NBA TV, a basketball-themed network owned and operated by the National Basketball Association, is expected to announce today that it has signed its first three cable operators to distribution deals. The network already […]

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YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’.(Converging Media)(Mitsubishi introduces 82-inch wide-screen high-definition TV)

YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’.(Converging Media)(Mitsubishi introduces 82-inch wide-screen high-definition TV) Swann, Phillip Byline: Phillip Swann Mitsubishi this month launched an 82-inch wide-screen high-definition TV. Let me repeat that: 82 inches! This thing is wider than Anna Nicole Smith. The HD set, featuring new liquid crystal on silicon technology, delivers a picture so big and clear […]

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THE ROAD TO LIVE VOD AD INSERTION.(TV Currents)

THE ROAD TO LIVE VOD AD INSERTION.(TV Currents) Byline: DAISY WHITNEY Comcast will fire up Tandberg Television’s AdPoint capabilities in a phased approach over the next few months. At the moment Comcast is using the system to automate the process of marrying ads with video-on-demand programming for the three networks, with additional on-demand content to […]

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Veteran broadcaster slams cable as fable.(Blink)(David Barrett thinks cable’s ratings data is misleading)(Brief Article)

Veteran broadcaster slams cable as fable.(Blink)(David Barrett thinks cable’s ratings data is misleading)(Brief Article) Sherman, Jay Byline: JAY SHERMAN Hearst-Argyle Television President David Barrett, a veteran of both radio and TV broadcasting, is known as a strong advocate for viewers and the public interest, but last week he took on an added role: cable basher. […]

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Hockey a Fan of Hi-Def; NHL Likely to Benefit Most as Format Gains Acceptance.(TV Currents)

Hockey a Fan of Hi-Def; NHL Likely to Benefit Most as Format Gains Acceptance.(TV Currents) Byline: James Hibberd You can finally see the puck-that’s the refrain from hockey fans watching high-definition broadcasts of their favorite sport. Seeing the puck means you can follow the action. Being able to follow the action means hockey games can […]